Thurlow Nunn League round-up: There’s no stopping Norwich United as weather hits fixtures

Thetford's players celebrate a goal against Diss. Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Thetford's players celebrate a goal against Diss. Picture by: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Three was the magic number for a clutch of Norfolk teams at the weekend - but it suited one more than others.

Diss boss Mark Reeve. Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Diss boss Mark Reeve. Picture by: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

While leaders Norwich United marched on with a 3-0 away win at Fakenham Town, the derby clash between Diss Town and Thetford Town at Brewers Green Lane ended 3-3. Norwich United's win at Clipbush Park came courtesy of goals from Ben Thompson, in the first half, Matt Blake, within a minute of coming on as a sub, and Paul Cook.

With Godmanchester Rovers' game at Ely postponed on a day when many fixtures fell foul of the weather, it means the Planters are now six points clear of their closest challengers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Diss will be happy with a point given their recent run of poor form, although it does little to help their position at the wrong end of the table.

The Tangerines are still bottom, level on points with Ely from two games more, with both nine points adrift of the next team, Wivenhoe Town. But at least the draw stemmed the tide – Diss had lost their last three games, conceding four goals on each occasion.


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Thetford, 14th, raced into a 3-1 lead thanks to James Dean's brace and a strike from Halen Smith. But Danny Self and Ben Lewis followed Jacob Brown's suit after the break in finding the net to ensure Diss earned a share of the spoils.

In the First Division, Great Yarmouth Town were losing 2-0 at home to Swaffham Town when the match had to be abandoned after 55 minutes because of floodlight failure.

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